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Farmers Insurance names Joe Wimpee, Rockwall, Texas, 2010 Life Agent of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 1, 2010) – Joe Wimpee, a Farmers® agent in Rockwall, Texas, has been named Farmers’ Life Agent of the Year for 2010.  He received the honor at Presidents Council, the annual conference that celebrates Farmers’ most elite group of agents and district managers.  This year’s conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Joe Wimpee has been a Presidents Council member eight times and has attended numerous other Farmers’ recognition events,” stated Thomas White, CEO of Farmers New World Life Insurance Company.  “He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table — one of the highest honors in the life insurance industry. Earlier this year was named Farmers’ top Life Sales specialist as well as Farmers’ top Financial Services Specialist.”

“Joe is a big contributor to Farmers’ March of Dimes fundraising efforts and he is a major sponsor of Rockwall’s Rachel’s Challenge program, a nationwide school outreach program for the prevention of teen violence inspired by Columbine victim Rachel Scott.  His leadership, civic participation and dedication to his thousands of Farmers policyholders exemplifies all that is best about Farmers,” added Mr. White.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group.  The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at www.farmers.com or www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance

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